Even Deeper

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Even Deeper

Postby BloodyIron » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:00 pm

As our event nears we have many things to announce, changes we have been working on and new services and features we will be offering. We hope you enjoy what we have to say.

LANified! NETworks

LANified! is proud to announce a brand new service never before offered by us, and offered by few other events world-wide. The new service will be under the flag of LANified! NETworks and will consist of online broadcasting of various competitions and tournaments LANified! hosts. For our coming LANparty we will be broadcasting all of our tournaments as well as some other small things during the event. At this event we will be having on-site commentators for matches throughout the tournaments, as well as presenting the tournaments on a big screen for those who make it to the event.

Properly ran tournaments are key to our events and this new service is ran with the interest of making it exciting to the spectator. We are very excited to present this to the public and are looking forward to our coming event greatly. Come time of the event we will be providing information as to how to watch the broadcast and hope that you tune in. The broadcast will be available world-wide and we encourage interested spectators to pass the information about the broadcast to others they think would be interested.

We hope you are as excited about this new service as we are and we look forward to helping the competitive community expand even further in new and interesting ways.

Prizing Adjustments

We have recently reviewed the budget for the coming event and as such we will be making the following changes to tournament prizing.

TF2 : Guaranteed Minimum Prize : $120 for 1st place, 30 pledges: $300 for 1st place
SC2 : Guaranteed Minimum Prize : $100 for 1st place, 30 pledges: $300 for 1st place
HoN : Still Guaranteed $480 for 1st place

Tournament Scheduling and Ruleset Adjustments

Starcraft 2

The first notable adjustment to the Starcraft 2 tournament is that from Semi Finals on will be Bo3 (Best of 3 rounds). To clarify, both the upper and lower bracket semi final matches will be Bo3 and the Finals will also be Bo3. However the earlier stages of the tournament will remain Bo1.

The only change to the maplist is that Shakuras Plateau has been removed.

Team Fortress 2

We reviewed arena_offblast_final and have since decided to add it to the maplist. No maps were removed.

Banned Unlocks: The Sandman, Wrangler, Natasha. Any unlocks past the Australian Christmas Update (December 17, 2010) will be banned also. Update details can be found at: http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Patches

Heroes of Newerth

We have been reviewing the recent changes and aditions to the game, and one of the possible changes we were evaluating is the shift to Grimm's Crossing. After thorough testing we have concluded this map is unfit for current competition as it plays to less variety in strategy than the traditional map. As such Forests of Caldavar will be used. The rules will remain unchanged and Banning Pick will continue to be used. No heroes will be banned except any heroes released near the time of the event.

Event Tournament Schedule

The schedule is pretty much the same as the last event as it worked quite well. To clarify starting times will be:

Starcraft 2:
2pm (1400hrs) Day 1, Saturday January 22nd 2011

Heroes of Newerth:
If 6 or less teams are signed up:
9pm (2100hrs) Day1, Saturday January 22nd 2011 - Whenever it finishes

If 7 or more teams are signed up:
Stage1 : 9pm (2100hrs) Day1, Saturday January 22nd 2011 - 2am (0200hrs) Day2, Sunday January 23rd 2011
Stage2 : 10am (1000hrs) Day2, Sunday January 23rd 2011 - Whenever it finishes (remaining matches/finals)

Team Fortress 2:
12pm noon (1200hrs) Day2, Sunday January 23rd 2011

Team Fortress 2 Practice Servers and Casual Gaming Challenges

As an added service to our attendees we will be providing two servers soon which will be configured to reflect the coming Team Fortress 2 tournament. These servers are offered as a service to practice on for the coming tournament and we hope you enjoy our hard work on maintaining them. If you have issues with them please contact us immediately and we will gladly assist you with ensuring their working order. Server details will be released soon, once they have completed configuration.

Also at the coming event there will certainly be time between tournaments, it happens. As such we are going to be offering some more casual options. These options will take the form of Casual Gaming Challenges. Details are still in the works, but we aim to make these challenges accessible to everyone who attends. We will likely be broadcasting at least some of the Challenges too. While tournaments are very important to us, we want to also stimulate casual gaming.

Final Notes

We would like to remind our attendees that we can be followed on facebook: http://facebook.lanified.com . Furthermore we provide a public Mumble server: voice.lanified.com and will be running one on-site at the event. If you have any questions, concerns or other feedback we would love to hear from you through our various channels including facebook and our forums.

To find out further details of the coming event please visit us at: http://www.lanified.com/events/details/5

Hope to see you at our coming event!
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